Cosplay Tournament Of Champions 5 Takes The Philippines By Storm

Saturday, 9 August, 2014

TorCh 5FILIPINO COSPLAYERS, ARE YOU READY?!

You can bet on it that we at Asgard Anime just can’t keep ourselves together over the highly anticipated cosplay event of the year! With the Cosplay Tournament of Champions 5 World Class well under way, cosplay teams from hailing from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are slowly but surely making their way to the top with the finals to be held at Cosplay Mania ’14. TorCH 5 competitions in Bicol, Cebu and Cavite have already been completed and the following teams have represented these major areas respectively: Team Anime Core, Team Just-Kyn And The Extra and Whattah Team. Keep Reading

Seven Eleven Releases 2-Meter Tall EVA-01 Figure

Friday, 8 August, 2014

Seven Eleven EvangelionDie-hard Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) fan? This probably send you into an Eva euphoria: imagine taking home your very own Evangelion Unit-01 (エヴァンゲリオン初号機) that’s nearly as tall as you are!

World famous convenience store chain Seven-Eleven is celebrating the Evangelion hype in Japan with another collaboration, this time with more goodies in store just for you with the 2-meter Eva-01 statue sitting on top of the Seven Eleven x Evangelion cake. Keep Reading

Teenage Comic Con Cosplayer Sustains Massive Injuries In A 6 Feet Fall

Tuesday, 5 August, 2014

San Diego Comic ConCosplay photographer Justin “Stuntman Justin” Kalior was arrested in the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel on July 27 after police have found a connection between the photographer and a 17-year-old cosplayer who was discovered in the hotel’s pool area, bloody and unconscious. The victim, whose name has been kept private to protect her privacy, has survived the incident but is still hospitalized. While this important piece of evidence is vital, it still does not change the degree of Kalior’s charge. Keep Reading

Sailor Moon Crystal Producers Announce Special Theme Facts

Sunday, 3 August, 2014

Sailor Moon CrystalYou’re a die hard, Moonie you say? If you’ve combed through each episode of Sailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン  クリスタル) and found yourself singing to the themes of the latest addition to the Sailor Moon anime franchise, here’s a little something for you. The ending theme of Sailor Moon Crystal, entitled as Gekko (月虹) which means Moon Rainbow in English, is credited officially to a person named Shirobara Sumire (白薔薇). Until this goldmine of information came up last Saturday courtesy of the producers of Sailor Moon Crystal. Keep Reading

Autobots Leader Transforms From Original Sony Playstation

Friday, 1 August, 2014

Optimus Prime PlaystationAutobots, Transform!

If the Transformers (トランスフォーマー) were to pick a video game console they would transform into to avoid detection, Optimus Prime certainly knows his stuff! In this special anniversary collaboration between Sony Playstation (which is surprisingly already in its 20th anniversary) and Transformers (celebrating its 30th year), Takara Tomy Arts has mashed these two celebrants by coming up with a Sony Playstation Optimus Prime! How cool is that!

Brave, wise and full of compassion, Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in a world called Cybertron. Keep Reading

Movie Poster For Yasuomi Umetsu’s Kite Posted By IGN

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

Kite Live ActionFans of Yasuomi Umetsu’s (梅津 泰臣) controversial 1998 anime Kite (A カイト) are already on their toes waiting for the release of the live action movie starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe and Samuel L. Jackson. IGN has kept fans anticipating as the video game entertainment website posted the official poster of the movie.

The live action movie is based on the cult classic anime with the violent sex scenes omitted and story line changed without straying from the original story. Keep Reading

Rurouni Kenshin Stars Head For Manila, Philippines For Movie Premiere And Press Con

Monday, 28 July, 2014

Rurouni Kenshin in ManilaGet ready, Filipino fans because Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心), Kaoru Kamiya (神谷 薫) and Sanosuke Sagara (相楽 左之助) in the flesh are heading for the Philippines for not one but two awesome events you shouldn’t dare miss!

Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心) stars Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健), Emi Takei (武井咲), and Munetaka Aoki (青木崇高) will be in Manila on August 6 for the movie premiere of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen (るろうに剣心 京都大火編) in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong which will be followed by a public press conference on August 7 in Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Keep Reading